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Interactive Local Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communication Session Between Workstation Controller and an Intelligent Workstation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111584D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brodd, JL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Display controllers generally require some operator interaction to perform configuration and diagnostic functions. Disclosed is a means for performing these functions from an intelligent workstation (IWS), thus eliminating the requirement for a dependent workstation (DWS).

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Interactive  Local  Advanced Peer-to-Peer Communication Session Between
Workstation Controller and an Intelligent Workstation

      Display controllers generally require some operator interaction
to perform configuration and diagnostic functions.  Disclosed is a
means for performing these functions from an intelligent workstation
(IWS), thus eliminating the requirement for a dependent workstation
(DWS).

      The communication facility of APPC (Advanced Peer-to-Peer
Communication) provided by the various IWS program products (PC
Support/400, OS/2* EE, ES for OS/2, and Communication Manager/2) is
used to establish an LU 6.2 session between the IWS and the
workstation controller.  This "local" session is used to pass
commands and data between the IWS and the workstation controller.

      A special LU name is assigned to the workstation controller for
use by this "local" session so that the workstation controller can
distinguish between a host-IWS session and a local session between
the IWS and the workstation controller.  All frames on this session
are then processed locally by the workstation controller.

The numbers in the following description refer to numbered elements
of the Figure.

1.  IWS host session - LU6.2 sessions between the host and an IWS are
    passed through the workstation controller.

2.  IWS local session - In order to allow the IWS to be used for
    configuration and diagnostics, an LU6.2 session is established
    between the...